Saturday, February 13, 2010

Chicago Criminal lawyer comments on the bank heist by AARP members

This Chicago Criminal lawyer has wondered about the impact of the economic crisis on crime here and here. Now comes news of a failed bank heist. All of the accused are over the age of 50.

February 11, Chicago, Il
Led by a 64-year-old gunman, three armed robbers wearing bulletproof vests stole $118,140 from a Palos Heights bank Wednesday afternoon, but were quickly captured after turning onto a dead-end street.

Police were able to arrest the three within a mile of the TCF Bank, 6410 W. 127th St. in the southwest suburb, in part because of an alert employee standing outside the bank who saw the robbers enter around 5 p.m. The employee called 9-1-1, informing authorities of the robbery, according to a criminal complaint filed today.

The man then followed the three robbers, who got into a gray Ford F-150 and crashed into a snow bank while leaving the bank's parking lot, until a Palos Heights police officer spotted the vehicle.
Generally, crime is the province of youth. I guess as life expectancy increases people may start to cross to the other side of the street when they see my 84 year old mum-in-law walk by.

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